Ritz Carlton Hotel Downtown
Ritz-Carlton Hotel / DenverCO

The Ritz-Carlton was a design-build, high-rise renovation project. The existing building was 37 floors, with 202 rooms. Fourteen floors were occupied by the hotel, five floors were newly constructed residential units, and the remaining floors were occupied apartments.

Mortenson opened the Ritz-Carlton in early January 2008, after completing a renovation of 11 guestroom floors (202 keys), an administration floor, two floors (12,000 square feet) of public and back-of-house space, including seven meeting rooms and a 6,000-square-foot ballroom. Mortenson completed over 355,000 square feet of renovation in less than 20 months.

The project also included Elway’s restaurant, with a dedicated kitchen, bar, and lounge area and the renovation of the Forza Athletic Club. New locker rooms for men and women as well as administrative offices and a high-impact workout facility were also included. The spa was completed in May 2008 and includes massage rooms, hydrotherapy, skincare, and steam rooms along with full-service salon amenities.

Facts And Figures

CJS Denver Place, LLC

Completion: December 2007


355,045 square feet

225 keys

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The Team